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The science of clinical practice: disease diagnosis or patient prognosis? Evidence about “what is likely to happen” should shape clinical practice

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, January 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (90th percentile)

Mentioned by

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1 blog
twitter
145 tweeters
facebook
3 Facebook pages

Citations

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248 Mendeley
Title
The science of clinical practice: disease diagnosis or patient prognosis? Evidence about “what is likely to happen” should shape clinical practice
Published in
BMC Medicine, January 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12916-014-0265-4
Pubmed ID
Authors

Peter Croft, Douglas G Altman, Jonathan J Deeks, Kate M Dunn, Alastair D Hay, Harry Hemingway, Linda LeResche, George Peat, Pablo Perel, Steffen E Petersen, Richard D Riley, Ian Roberts, Michael Sharpe, Richard J Stevens, Danielle A Van Der Windt, Michael Von Korff, Adam Timmis

Abstract

Diagnosis is the traditional basis for decision-making in clinical practice. Evidence is often lacking about future benefits and harms of these decisions for patients diagnosed with and without disease. We propose that a model of clinical practice focused on patient prognosis and predicting the likelihood of future outcomes may be more useful.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 4 2%
United States 2 <1%
Sri Lanka 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 235 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 42 17%
Student > Master 39 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 36 15%
Other 23 9%
Student > Bachelor 22 9%
Other 60 24%
Unknown 26 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 111 45%
Nursing and Health Professions 31 13%
Computer Science 14 6%
Social Sciences 10 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 3%
Other 35 14%
Unknown 39 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 90. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 January 2021.
All research outputs
#260,899
of 16,653,241 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medicine
#226
of 2,633 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#4,627
of 293,139 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medicine
#2
of 11 outputs
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